If you are a fan of playing tennis, you may be considering building a tennis court on your property. However, if you suffer from painful knees or ankles, you should think carefully about the type of surface that you opt for. Below is a guide which will help you to design a tennis court which reduces the stress on your body.

Concrete Tennis Courts

When considering the type of material you wish to use on your new tennis court, you should avoid choosing concrete. Concrete is popular because it is durable and low cost. However, it can also place excessive pressure on your joints. When testing concrete courts, you should be aware that newly laid courts can sometimes have much more bounce in them until the concrete has completely set.

Grass Tennis Courts

Grass is a very popular choice of surface for a tennis court. The grass and soil which make up a grass court can help to cushion the forces created when your legs come into contact with the surface. However, a grass court can also become very slippery when they become wet, which can increase the chance you will slip and injury yourself. Another drawback of a grass tennis court is that balls will not bounce as high compared to other types of surface. This can mean that you end up overreaching or hunching in order to reach the ball which can place pressure on your back.

Clay Tennis Courts

If you have sensitive joints in your ankles or trees, a clay court may be your best option. Clay provides a soft surface, which will reduce the stress and pressure on your body when you run or jump across it. It is also extremely easy to add a non-slip coating to a clay court which will help to reduce the chance that you will slip or fall.

Consider Installing Fences or Nets

Finally, you should consider installing fences or nets around your new tennis court. A fence of net will help to capture any balls which stray to the edge of the court. Because the balls will be bounced back towards the court, it will remove the distance you need to cover to retrieve them. This will reduce the amount of pressure you place on your knees and ankles and will allow you to focus on improving your game.

If you would like more information about how to pave and construct a tennis court, you should contact a professional sport court resurfacing company.